Island Hope (ex-Black Douglas)
Go anywhere you want, take as many or as few guests as you please, stay as long as you like.
In September, 2015, Island Hope was painted and all 5 A/C chillers were replaced. The 23’ custom Willinhoff aluminum fishing tender was painted as well. Her condition is excellent in every way and will be kept as such until she sells.
Island Hope is the creation of a lifetime yachtsman. Designed by Naval Architect Charles Neville to take a cruising family anywhere in the world in safety and comfort, she was built of 3/8” steel at the Treyworgy Yard in Florida and completed in 2000. Constructed of double plated steel and foam filled, she is very quiet and has no trapped air spaces for moisture to form oxidation. She is powered by 2 commercial, continuous-duty Lugger engines. She is very well executed and has been kept in top condition by a full time captain and an owner who loves her and can afford to keep her up with pride.
While Island Hope’s lines are commercial, she is yacht faired in every detail and represents one of the most capable world cruisers on the water. Designed with the ocean-going priorities of low A/B ratio, including shallow draft, range, strength and seakeeping abilities, she has all of the features necessary for ocean crossings and island living. She is laid out for large, family gathering areas, inside and out with a massive covered upper deck, oversize stowage, and a crane for toys and tenders. Additionally, there is a very large fishing/diving cockpit, a marlin tower helm station, and two very large “garage” spaces that house fishing tackle, dive compressors, water makers, and a wide array of equipment befitting a globetrotting family adventure.
ISLAND HOPE is one of a very few world capable expedition trawlers specifically designed to be handled by a family and/or minimal crew. She would also make a very capable super yacht support vessel. She is simple and straight forward in her operation and maintenance, spacious and open in design, and engineered and overbuilt like a battle ship.
The Main Deck interior consists of an enormous Salon and dining area adjacent to a very large open/country style galley. The entire space is surrounded by very large, bullet proof 1/2” seaglaze storm windows that are set in aluminum frames. Aft is an over-sized, 3/4” thick glass sliding door in a heavy steel frame. Natural light and views are impressive. There is a new L-shaped custom sofa and new entertainment center to port and a very large, buffet style dining table to starboard. Forward and to starboard is the galley, a chef’s dream with new Cambia quartz counters, 4 extra-large stainless steel commercial refrigerator/freezers and new appliances including a Wolff induction range, Bosch steam oven, Bosch micro-wave, Bosch dishwasher, and stainless steel sink. The sheer volume of the stowage and food prep space is suitable to a boat twice her size.
Pilothouse: Forward of the galley and up a step is the full beam pilothouse. In keeping with the design, the pilothouse is straightforward, oversized and overbuilt. To port is a navigator’s station with electrical panels and chart stowage. To starboard is a large sea berth/settee. Port forward is the stairwell down to the crew quarters, laundry, and storage rooms. Quick access to any part of the ship is via Freeman sea doors give access to all parts of the ship as well as to the flybridge, portside aft. Note that Island Hope was designed to be operated easily by two persons so ease of movement both inside and out is a design priority.
Crew Quarters: Down from the pilothouse is the forward crew quarters which has two V-berths and 2 partially-enclosed sea berths for additional crew and/or rough weather. Quarters feature a Toshiba flatscreen, very large hanging lockers, lots of storage and a private head with enclosed shower. The space is again, large.
Down a stairwell located forward in the main saloon is a landing that opens to two large guest staterooms. Each are configured with twin beds with storage underneath and large hanging lockers and an ensuite head and shower. The master stateroom is full beam and oversized with an office/study/library to one side and an entire wall of 8 huge hanging lockers on the other. On the aft wall is a large chest of drawers and flat screen TV, all built in, and a head, shower and dressing area. The design plan called for sufficient stowage of proper clothes for all climates from the South Pacific to the Fiords of northern Europe. All berth have new latex mattresses.
The Foredeck is surrounded by safety bulwarks topped by heavy duty stainless railings. Two, 320 lb. Bruce anchors are located in separate hawses, each connected to 300 feet of 5/8” high tensile chain handled by twin key power hydraulic windlasses powered by redundant power take offs on each engine and controlled from the deck, pilothouse or bridge deck. The windlasses are topped by warping drums and lines secured by large bollards.
Flybridge: Up from the pilothouse is a truly expansive flybridge area. Complete electronics and controls are protected in a large, recessed electronics box which is covered by a steel plate actuated with hydraulic lifts and there are 3 Stidd helm chairs. However, the main focus of this deck is a family entertainment area. Featured are full length, built-in bench seats and a large, steel dinette table. Aft is a large stainless grill and enough open space for more than a dozen people to gather. A large, steel hard top provides sun protection. Once again, think large. This boat goes on and on.
Tower & Stacks
To the aft end of the bridge deck are the dry stacks. These incorporate a system by Soundown which both reduce exhaust noise and burn off particles and moisture in the gases to eliminate soot. Between the stacks is, essentially, a Tuna Tower! The owner is an avid fisherman and recognizes that family time is about more than just safe passage. This boat is set up to play! The tower controls provide excellent visibility for spotting fish and birds. The design also includes a very large aft cockpit set up for fishing and a large landing platform, with a tackle room just off the cockpit. With full controls at the tower, this is a formidable fishing machine to which many tuna and world class billfish have met their end in the cockpit. Also to the aft of the bridge deck is the operator’s station for the 6,000 lb. hydraulic crane. Tenders, motorcycles, heavy machinery or even a small car come aboard easily.
Stepping down and aft from the bridge deck is the boat deck. Currently, there is a 14’ RIB with a 25 hp engine and a customized 23’ aluminum, center console fishing boat with a Yanmar diesel connected to a Hamilton jet drive. Recently painted in 2015, it has a shallow draft and is almost as bulletproof as the mothership.
The boat deck also has two canister life rafts and a full-sized Frigaboat chest refrigerator/freezer which can be used for bait or drinks. Plenty of room remains on the boat deck for jet skis or other toys. Aft and down from the boat deck is the very large cockpit with full bulkheads side and aft. Across the aft/transom bulkhead is a large tuna door. Large hydraulic warping drums are port and starboard in the cockpit, as well as large bollards for lines. Midships is an entrance to a garage storage area with power cords, lines and hydraulic equipment.
Garage / Machinery Room
To starboard on the boat deck is the entrance to a large machinery garage, which gives access to the engine room. The garage houses main electrical panels, 70 gpd water makers, dive compressors and tank storage, and work bench areas. There is also an impressive array of fishing tackle and dive equipment, two large Cosplich chest freezers, a new GE washer/dryer, and Maytag trash compactor.
Through the garage is access to the oversized engine room via a second watertight door. The systems are visible and straightforward in design. Fuel manifolds, large sea chests, and generators are all completely accessible. Power is twin Lugger 6140 Continuous Duty, 600 hp each. Northern Lights marine generators are 2 @ 40KW and 1 @ 20KW. There are 2 new water heaters. ** 5 Brand New Marine Air A/C Chillers were installed in 2015. There are twin Alfa Laval fuel centrifuge polishers in addition to Racor 900 particulate filters for each engine and generator, a Hankinson air dryer system, twin 60-gallon oil storage tanks, and a total fuel capacity of 6,200 gallons in five tanks: a large belly tank, twin wing tanks, and twin 500 gallon day tanks. ** This is an excellent, well-conceived and executed engine room space making Island Hope a world-class ship in every way.
Engine Room Equipment:
40 hp hydraulic bow thruster
5 fuel tanks – including 2 day tanks @ 500 gal ea.
Alfa Laval centrifuge fuel polishers
Racor 900 for each engine and generator
Hankinson air dryer system
Delta T blowers
5 A/C chillers by Marine Air
Twin Pacer emergency bilge pumps
Twin sea chests
Twin oil storage tanks @ 60 Gal ea.
Oil exchange system
Twin new water heaters @ 20 gal ea.
Fishing Deck / Swim Platform
Stepping through the transom tuna door is a very large fishing and diving platform. Protected by heavy, stainless railing, there is sufficient room for multiple hookups to be fought or 6-8 divers to gear up. It is a great “beach” and boarding area for the tenders and gear.
Engine Make: 2 x Lugger 6140 continuous duty rated @ 600 hp ea.
Engine Hours: 5,800
New injection pumps both engines 2018
2000 mi. range at 1200 rpm's @ 9.5 knots - 26 gal/hr.
Exhaust: Dry stack with silencers by Soundown. Manifolds & heating blankets for clean exhaust burn
PTO: Redundant power take off hydraulics on each engine
Shore Service: 100 amp 60hz
Generators: 2 X Northern Lights marine generators @ 40Kw each
1 X Northern Lights Marine Generator @ 20Kw
Inverters @ 3000 watts each
Pilot House / Navigation
2 X Nauticomp redundant systems with 2 x 15” screens
Twin PC systems running Nobletec
Bow thruster control
|Stidd helm chairs
Speich window circle clear port
ICOM 602 VHF
ICOM M700 SSB
Furuno 72 Mi RADAR – Open array
Furuno 64 Mi RADAR – Open array
|Sony entertainment system throughout
New window coverings
3 x Stidd helm Seats
Covered electronics box with hydraulic cover
Twin Garmin 4212
Furuno 64 mi RADAR
ICOM 602 VHF
Hydraulic thruster controls
Twin Key Power hydraulic windlass
Twin Key Power hydraulic warping drums
Twin Bruce anchors @ 320 lbs. in twin rollers
300 feet each of 5/8” high tensile chain
Large anchor bollards
New solid core fenders
5,000 lb. hydraulic crane
2 x canister life raft 6 person ea.
2 x hydraulic warping drums
14’ RIB w/ 25 hp
23’ Willinhoff aluminum center console diesel jet drive fishing/tender
New EZ pull anchor windlass (2016) on Willinhoff
New Turbo on diesel jet drive-2018
New oil pan on diesel jet drive-2018
RECENT UPGRADES & UPDATES
Engine Room and Lower Level
Salon thermostats replaced
Serviced, repaired all aspects of chilled water system
All air handlers, serviced and cleaned
Water heaters replaced with 2 new units
Generators - all 3 heat exchangers removed and cleaned
Small generator: new elbow, injectors removed and rebuilt
Gray and black water tanks alarms replaced
Stacker heaters removed, cleaned and rewired
New GE washer, dryer
Maytag compactor and commercial grade ice maker
New Kevlar line for crane
Tender: new Garmin GPS, chart plotter, VHF
New anchor puller system
New covers on both tender and dinghy
New KVH satellite M7 system installed. Provides Internet & SAT phone
New autopilot w/ controls at all 3 helms
AIS VHF radio installed
Haul out Feb 2017 at Bradford Marine, Freeport- new bottom paint, zincs.
Stabilizer shaft seals serviced and replaced
Complete new custom teak cabinetry with quartz counter tops
New Bosch convection microwave oven
New Bosch steam oven
New Wolff induction stove top
New Bosch dishwasher
General Interior Updates
Salon completely rebuilt with new custom teak cabinetry
Aft cabinet with built in retractable television
Custom built sectional
Custom built banquette with storage
New expandable teak table and chairs
Salon/ galley wood floors refinished
New Hunter blinds
All lights on boat replaced with LED where possible
Master bedroom/bath wallpaper replaced
Master stateroom: new king-sized berth
Closet doors in all SR replaced w/ new louvered doors